In honour of the Royal Wedding on the 29th, the KCC’s films this month have a wedding theme. First up, My Wedding Campaign on 14 April, with the Moon So-ri film Sakwa on the eve of the big event itself. In between, Bae Chang-ho’s The Trip, which features that favourite of honeymoon destinations and finalist for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Jeju Island.
MY WEDDING CAMPAIGN (2005)
7pm, Thursday 14th April
Director: HWANG Byeong-gug
Cast: JUNG Jae-young, Soo Ae, YU Jun-sang
Certificate: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 120 mins
The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
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Man-taek is a 38 year-old bachelor who at his age is still unable to meet eyes with a woman. Whenever his mother complains “Never had luck with men, never had luck with sons”, he feels guilty about not having found a bride yet. Man-taek’s old friend Hee-chul thinks he is a lady killer, but he’s only a bit more experienced than his very shy friend. Urged on by his grandfather, the two bachelor buddies embark on a matchmaking journey to Uzbekistan to find the women of their lives. The trip to Uzbekistan begins with anxiety and hope. While Hee-chul musters all his suaveness and broken English to appeal to the women, Man-taek gets rejected again and again. Even more frustrated than Man-Taek himself is Lara, their matchmaker-cum-interpreter. There is a special reason why she must find a bride for Man-taek, and she decides to give special private lessons on language and manners to achieve their common goal.
Source: Korean Film Archive
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And don’t forget the upcoming TERRACOTTA FILM FESTIVAL (5th-8th May 2011)
Premiere Asian movie festival in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back in London to present its third roundup of choice hand-picked films from the Far East. Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 film line-up includes:
- Petty Romance (European Premiere) – starring Lee Sun-kyun (Oki’s Movie), Choi Kang-hee, directed by Kim Joung-hoon, South Korea
- Karate Girl (European Premiere) – starring Rina Takeda, real teenage Karate Champion (star of High Kick Girl!), Japan
- Revenge: A Love Story (UK Premiere) – starring and written by Juno Mak, directed Wong Ching Po (Jiang Hu) and co-starring Sola Aoi, Hong Kong.
- Gallants (UK Premiere) – directed by Clement Cheng, Hong Kong.
- Yakuza Weapon (European Premiere) – directed by Tak Sakaguchi., Japan.
- Lost Bladesman (European Premiere) – starring Donnie Yen (Ip Man), directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong (Infernal Affairs), China.
This year’s guests confirmed already includes: Rina Takeda, Clement Cheng and Tak Sakaguchi. Full line up and more guests from Asia announced 1st week of April.
Tickets on sale from 1st April via Prince Charles Cinema website (or by phone or in person at Prince Charles Cinema). Ticket prices (which compare favourably with other film festivals and West End venues), are as follows:
- Early Bird BEFORE 15th April: £7.50 or (£6.00 for PCC Members)
- FROM 16th onwards: £8.50 or (£7.50 for PCC Members)
- Festival Pass*: £70 (entry to all films with reserved seating)
*one price only for Festival Pass